Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 9 Kevin O’Malley

Kevin O'Malley
Kevin O’Malley

I love business and helping others achieve success in their business. I have been passionate about education and the real estate industry for over 30 years.

Our latest venture is the Home Owners Network, the first service business to provide live “Total Home Support” for home owners. From our patent pending “Ask the Experts” smart phone app to our 24/7 Emergency Hotline, home has never been safer than with the Home Owners Network

  • Owner, Network Home Inspection 1985-1991
  • Co-Founder & Owner, Inspection Training Associates, the first licensed home inspection school in the nation, 1987-2003 (ITA was acquired by Kaplan Professional Schools)
  • Personally taught thousands of people to create successful inspection businesses and careers
  • Director of Special Projects, Kaplan Professional Schools 2003-2006
  • President, California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA), 1990
  • Member of ASHI Board of Directors, 1990
  • Numerous committees, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and
    California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
  • Helped found the San Diego and Orange County CREIA Chapters
  • Recipient CREIA President’s Award, 1994
  • Recipient CREIA John Daly Award, CREIA’s most prestigious honor
  • Home Inspection Consultant to numerous franchises
  • Hired by the Government of Japan to help establish the inspection profession in their country

Kevin O’Malley is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.


Episode 8 Nathan Susdorf


United Home Inspections is a locally owned and operated home inspection company located in Kouts, and serving all of northwest Indiana. You will work directly with me, Nathan Susdorf.

I started my inspection business several years ago. United Home Inspections has become the fastest growing inspection company in northwest Indiana. I consistantly do 30-40 complete home inspections per month. I am one of the only Master Certified Inspectors in the area. As I began working with different real estate agents and home buyers, I discovered that there was a definite need for a quality home inspector to represent the northwest Indiana homebuyer.United Home Inspections is certified by The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). We are independent; having no outside influences. We only work for you and your family. We follow the Standards of Practices set by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Our enthusiasim, training and commitment to your family’s new home is why United Home Inspections should be your first choice for a home inspection.

I am so confident that you will be completely satisfied with your home inspection, that I offer a 200% Risk-Free Guaranteed on all of my home inspections. If you are not completely satisfied, just tell me- you will not be charged, and I will pay for another inspector to look at the house!

United Home Inspections

Nathan Susdorf is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.


Episode 7 Bruce LaBell

Bruce LaBell
Bruce LaBell

Owner of Royal Home Inspectors


Favorite Book:  Raving Fans and Who Moved my Cheese

Favorite Quote: The more you grow the more you know, and

How Do You Know What You Don’t Know


President of Arizona ASHI 2010-2012

Member of the National ASHI Board of Directors 2010-2013, 2014, 2015-2017

Member of the Board of Directors for ASHI Education Inc. 2012

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Certified Inspector  # 245362
Arizona State Board of Technical Registration (BTR) Certified Inspector # 41795

Member of the Enforcement Advisory Committee (BTR)  2014-2015
Approved Instructor with ADRE
Certified Advanced Residential Mold Inspector
Certified Disaster Housing Inspector (FEMA)

TRI- Tile Roofing Institute Certified

Certified CREIA Inspector

Bruce LaBell is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

Episode 6-Doug Gray

Home Inspector Chattanooga Tenn.


Doug left a corporate job at Blue Cross and Blue Shields to become a home inspector. He was struggling last year and thought he was going to leave the home inspection profession and this year he did over 400 inspections

Favorite book: Slight Edge by Joel Olson


Graduate of the Professional Association of Building Inspectors (PABI) with over 145 hours of residential inspection procedures and technical training


Member of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)


Doug Gray is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.


Episode 5 – Dan Huber



President / CEO

Inspection Support Network

Favorite Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Favorite Quote “Be a teacher and a student everyday”

Dan helped found Inspection Support Network in 2000. Dan has been training inspectors and real estate agents across North American for over 25 years. He was a top producing real estate agent for many years including being a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. He founded Home Pride Inspections in 1997 which is a multi-inspector firm and market leader in Las Vegas, Nevada with over 35,000 inspections performed. He sold in 2012 to focus completely on the growth of Inspection Support. Dan’s understanding of the business needs of the inspector, real estate agent and client has helped the Inspection Support Network stay focused on real world solutions for growing inspection companies whether they are sole proprietors or multi-inspector firms.

website: Inspection Support Network

Dan Huber is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

Episode 4 – Jerry Linkhorn


Favorite Book: The One Thing and Power of Habit

Favorite Quote:

Paralyze resistance with persistence.

-Woody Hayes

Honesty, justice, and courtesy form a moral philosophy which, associated with mutual interest among people, constitutes the foundation of ethics. The members should recognize such a standard, not in passive observance, but as a set of dynamic principles guiding their conduct. It is their duty to practice the profession according to this code of ethics.As the keystone of professional conduct is integrity, the Members will discharge their duties with fidelity to the public, their clients, and with fairness and impartiality to all. They should uphold the honor and dignity of their profession and avoid association with any enterprise of questionable character, or apparent conflict of interest.

  1. The member will express an opinion only when it is based on practical experience and honest conviction.
  2. The member will always act in good faith toward each client.
  3. The member will not disclose any information concerning the results of the inspection without the approval of the clients or their representatives.
  4. The member will not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.
  5. The member will not accept nor offer commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly, from other parties dealing with their client in connection with work for which the member is responsible.
  6. The member will promptly disclose to his or her client any interest in a business which may affect the client. The member will not allow an interest in any business to affect the quality of the results of their inspection work which they may be called upon to perform. The inspection work may not be used as a vehicle by the inspector to deliberately obtain work in another field.
  7. An inspector shall make every effort to uphold, maintain, and improve the professional integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession. He or she will report all such relevant information, including violations of this Code by other members, to the Association for possible remedial action.

Linkhorn Home Inspection

Jerry Linkhorn is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.


Episode 3 – Paul Jamison

Paul Jamison, Jamison Realty
Paul Jamison, Jamison Realty

Born: A while ago
Family: Wife Kerry of 20 years, 3 Sons and 2 Grandchildren

About Paul: Paul has had a passion for real estate since he was small. His mother always said that he came inside the house after a long day outside with half the real estate in the neighborhood stained on his clothes. So now you know, this is how it all began. With 26 years of advertising agency experience and another 22 since he bought his first investment property, Paul has grown a thriving real estate practice. His disciplines include residential, commercial and investment real estate in many areas of the country and of course the main focus, North and South Carolina. He has used his years of advertising to also help his clients, learn, sell and evaluate the creative side of the real estate market. Paul is also host of a weekly radio show “Your Real Estate today” Where he brings to his listeners the opportunity to learn about different opportunities and sheds the light on the positive news that our market and country lack today. “I love what I do” Paul says. We are so blessed to be in not just this area, but in this country.” The opportunities in real estate we have today… will not come along again in our lifetime” is what he believes.

Just ask him.
Email Paul

Paul Jamison is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

Episode 2 – Gordon Fox

Notes from Gordon Fox Interview

Gordon Fox, Fox Inspection Group
Gordon Fox, Fox Inspection Group

Favorite Quote :

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

-Christopher McDougal

Fox Inspection Group was founded in 1989 by Gordon and Lesley Fox. From its humble beginning as a single inspector company, it has expanded over the years and now is comprised of multiple inspectors and office staff. Since we now also provide Wood Destroying Insect Inspections, Swimming Pool Inspections, and HVAC Inspections, we have updated our name to Fox Residential Services Group.

The success of this company is due mainly to following a simple philosophy about real estate: we put ourselves in the home buyers’ shoes and treat them like family. Because we adhere to this policy at all times the majority of our clients are past clients, their family members, close friends, or associates of theirs. Many of our clients are Realtors, their family, or close friends.

Fox Residential Services Group – Providing Peace Of Mind, One Home At A Time, Since 1989

Gordon is being interviewed by Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina and Ask the Charlotte Inspector.

Episode #1Intro to The Successful Home Inspector


In this episode Preston Sandlin the host of The Successful Home Inspector Podcast introduces his new podcast and explains what it’s about.  He wants it to be a positive place where home inspectors, vendors, and realtors are interviewed.  The credo is Home Inspectors helping Home Inspectors.

Favorite Book: “Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged” both by Ayn Rand

Favorite Quote:It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat

-Teddy Roosevelt

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